Watching traffic come and go…

Hi all…

It’s funny… I post an article about something I think is helpful. Like taking my experience at the Blue Man Group concert and attempting to show how to apply it to business or product development. I’ve posted about adapting roleplaying game techniques to business to help out your product development cycle.

And what gets the best results? An article I wrote about rssHugger. Or an article I wrote about an article on Caroline Middlebrook’s site.

Go figure.

This blog thing is interesting. I think I’ll keep going, but at the rate I’m going I’m not sure who’s coming with me. 🙂

If anyone is reading this message, can you please leave me a comment? I’d appreciate knowing I’m not alone in the ether. There’s a lot of traffic out there and I think I’m being run over. <sigh>

I’d also appreciate any comments on how to generate more readers or traffic. How do other successful blogs do it? I’d like to know. Nothing I’ve tried so far has helped beyond StumbleUpon and Blogsvertise lately.

Anyway… Hope everyone is having a good week!

–Fitz

rssHugger… the hunt for more traffic…

Hey all…

Have you hugged your RSS feeds today?

rssHugger

Traffic is the killer for most of us in the blogosphere. There’s lots of ways to generate traffic. I’ve joined a number of blog networks, been working to establish community, and so on, like everyone else. But rssHugger is a new one on my radar, so I thought I’d give it a shot also.

According to the rssHugger website:

rssHugger is a unique website that aims to bring bloggers and readers together. rssHugger aims to provide blog owners with a unique easy-to-use way to promote their blogs by sending them traffic, building backlinks for search engine optimization, as well as attracting new rss subscribers if the content is interesting to the reader. rssHugger aims to help visitors be able to easily find blogs that write about subjects they are interested in. These subjects include: internet marketing, making money online, charity, sports, gambling, and many more. If the visitors find a blog that they had not previously heard about, they can easily add it to their RSS readers or bookmark it.

So the goal here is to get folks to see your feeds, which generates traffic and backlinks, which generates more traffic and back around again. So we’ll see if this works. I’ll let you know. 🙂

It appears that the entry used to be $10 plus a review of rssHugger on your site, but they have dropped the $10 charge to help out the little fish like myself. But you can skip that step and pay $20 to just join the network without the hassle of a review. (Personally a review is a minor thing, so I don’t mind.)

So let’s hope that this viral blog network is truly viral and I catch some of the benefit!

Thanks!

–Fitz